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Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary

Jul. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says an estimated 21,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a pipeline near Williston and some of it entered an unnamed tributary to the Missouri River. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the pipeline operator, Polar...

New Mexico AG draws fire for working with NYU energy center

Jul. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is drawing criticism for employing two lawyers funded by a New York University center that promotes clean energy and environmental laws. The energy advocacy group Power the Future and the American Tort Reform Association have raised...

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. Biden on Monday released a plan...

Consulting firm to evaluate Chicago casino feasibility

Jul. 15, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board has selected a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a casino in Chicago. The Gaming Board announced last week that it had selected Union Gaming Analytics of Las Vegas. The study is required by the gambling expansion law Gov. J.B. Pritzker...

Troy business becomes a global leader in hemp extraction

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nick Tennant spent eight months hunched over his dining room table learning how to assemble steel parts into a machine he saw as the future of the marijuana industry. The first trial run produced exactly what the young entrepreneur wanted: lustrous gold CBD oil. It's been seven years, and...

Senators: Communities storing spent nuclear fuel need help

Jul. 15, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A proposal before the U.S. Senate would seek to help communities around the country that face the expensive problem of storing spent nuclear fuel. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are calling the proposal "the STRANDED Act." That...

Ozone pollution advisory issued Monday for metro Phoenix

Jul. 15, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix. The advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality on Monday. An ozone pollution advisory also was...

Biden campaigns as Obamacare's top defender

Jul. 14, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president will spend much of the...

Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyon

Jul. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow. The seep out of the ground where Chevron injects...

Governor to sign bill to accelerate 5G wireless technology

Jul. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor is holding a ceremonial bill signing for legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed, 5G wireless technology in the state. Democrat Ned Lamont will be joined by lawmakers and telecommunications executives for the signing Monday in Stamford. The bill...